Arrowhead PTA Science Fair

Friday, April 28, 2017 6:30 - 8:00pm

Student Projects ** Hands-on Stations ** Science Scavenger Hunt
Free Science Fair Boards are now located in the front office.  Note that they are not allowed to be carried on the buses so please arrange to pick it up at the school if your child rides the bus.

Calling all young scientists.  Let's make 2017 a BIG SCIENCE year for participation across all grades!!  Find an experiment that interests you.  Find the answer to a question (aka hypothesis!) you have always asked.  See the rules and guidelines below.  As always, free science boards are provided and you may participate with a friend, family member, or a group of scientists.


Click Here for Registration Form

You may submit the registration form in the following ways:

1.  Email a pdf copy of the completed registration form to angela.cummings@comcast.net 

2.  Email the basic information needed from the form to angela.cummings@comcast.net 

3.  Send the completed registration form to school with your student.


There will be a science themed prize drawing for early registrants.




The Science Projects

 

This year science projects will NOT be judged. However, every entry will receive a participation ribbon. This allows for projects to be entered by individual, pairs, teams of students, or even a whole classroom could present a single project. This year’s project displays will demonstrate science for the sake of learning science and will ideally take away the fear of working alone or being judged.  PTA will still be offering free project boards if interested. The table space will still be limited to ½ a table or 3 feet per project.  Go forth and be scientific without fear.  It's all about participation and having fun.  

 How do I begin my Project?

 

Display a COLLECTION: Shells, leaves, rocks and bird’s eggs are all good examples of types of collections. Research and classify your collection and label all of the parts.

Build a MODEL or an APPARATUS: Building a model or an apparatus will teach you a lot about how something works. Create a model of the solar system to learn each planet’s position in relation to the sun or make your own telescope to learn about magnification.

Do a DEMONSTRATION: Demonstrations can help explain a scientific concept. Learn which materials are attracted to magnets and create a display to show your results.

Do an EXPERIMENT: Use the scientific method to answer a question you have about a scientific concept. Study the effect of fertilizers on plants by using organic and synthetic fertilizers and no fertilizer at all.

Do a RESEARCH project: Many questions can be answered through research. Research an interesting animal or a topic of scientific interest like black holes.



Visit the websites like the following to help you decide what to do.

www.wristco.com/wristband-articles/plastic-bottle-experiments

http://www.sciencebob.com/index.php

http://school.discoveryeducation.com/sciencefaircentral/

http://www.sciencebuddies.org

http://www.all-science-fair-projects.com

http://www.ipl.org/div/projectguide/

https://www.titleproloans.com/articles/car-science-experiments/

 

Are you interested in doing an experiment? Use the scientific method to help you through the process.

Question:

Ask a question which can be answered by observation, experimentation or research.

Hypothesis:

Predict what the outcome will be based on your experiences and/or information from available resources.

Materials:

Identify materials, equipment and resources that will be needed for your project.

Procedure:

Establish a step-by-step sequence of what is to be done; be specific and label your steps (1, 2, 3, etc.).

Results:

Organize and display a complete record of your observations and results. Use graphs, charts or pictures to present your data and findings.

Conclusion:

Using the data from your results, answer the question that you originally asked. Note any additional comments, explanations or why the results did or did not match your hypothesis.